The Dress Box

“Couture is an expression of Art”

One of our clients has been involved in the fashion industry for many years, and has become an aficionado of style – building up an extensive collection of haute couture dresses. These are one-off pieces by top international designers including Christian Lacroix, Ricardo Tissi and Karl Lagerfeld, as worn on the catwalks of Milan and Paris.

This special collection of artworks called for a one-off piece of architecture in which to enjoy them. We designed the Dress Box as a modern minimal insertion onto the rooftop of the client’s existing country house. The super-insulated glazing maintains the pieces at their ideal environment, and builds up a visual dialogue with the surrounding brickwork enclosure.